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Avengers: Endgame Directors Explain Why They Lied About The Title

April 17, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Avengers: Endgame

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo spoke with /Film for a new interview in which they owned up about their previous claim regarding Avengers: Endgame’s title. The two had previously told Uproxx that the new film, which hadn’t yet had its name announced at the time, would not share a title with a quote from Infinity War. That proved false, as Doctor Strange says in the previous film, “We’re in the endgame now.”

Anthony Russo joked, that in truth, “no one ever said Avengers: Endgame” in the film, while Joe Russo said that the interview was “a year before the movie gets released, and we are constantly changing things and these are iterative and creative processes. It is impossible to commit to anything with any kind of clarity a year before you’re about to release some content. ‘Cause who knows your DP could accidentally put the title on his resume and then we throw it out.”

Joe added, “There are a million reasons why that may or may not be a title for the movie. And until we sit in a room and we watch a trailer with the title on it, then we all look at each other and say, we running with this title. That’s usually when the title sticks to a movie. So when people are asking us questions a year before release… And look, they have the right and that’s their job but we also have the right and it’s our job to protect the creative integrity of our choices. And you don’t want to be trapped into, and pressured into choices in the same way that a writer wants to feel like they’re getting accurate answers out of us — There are no accurate answers a year out!”

Avengers: Endgame opens on April 26th.

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